Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tomatos pollution Sopranos

Here's some old random New Jersey bullshit I downloaded. Some of it was released on good old Mutha Records.

Teenage Depression - Skank or Die 7"

Hey, buy this gnarly thrash record and find out everything these guys hate: anarchy punks, speed punks, Henry Rollins, frat boys, rabbits, moms, commies, Reagan, and probably themselves. However, they do love "Kate", the lucky girl. Music's pretty cool.
-Jeff Bale, from MRR, 1984

Send Help - You Don't Fit 7"

This is a real spiffy debut. "You Don't Fit" is a supercharged punk rock song with an irresistable chorus, "Suburbia" is a slow, sarcastic attack on middle-class superficiality, and "Sex With Sheep" is one of the year's best funnypunk efforts. Impressive all around.
-Jeff Bale, from MRR #10, 1983

Public Disturbance - s/t 12"

Public Disturbance have a somewhat incoherent stop/go semi-thrash style. The faster songs often sound thin and occasionally degenerate into mediocrity, but the band's slower material ("Caged", "Intro" and "Russel's Ramp") sticks in your head. Overall, though, this release seems a bit premature; these guys need to develop more.
-Jeff Bale, from MRR #10

Fatal Rage - s/t 12"

New Jersey hardcore punk at its best, in my eyes the best Mutha release. Catchy and melodic, still rough and wild; production is a bit weak, though. [9] (TK)
- FLEX! discography

Sacred Denial - Life's Been Getting To Me lp; Extra Strength Tylenol lp

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

All power to the freaky children of Northhampton

Suburban boredom in the early 1980s was the catalyst for every good thing in the world today (like Ritalin). It inspired bright small town kids with overactive brains like the RUSSIAN MEATSQUATS to create some of the greatest unassuming and unpretensious freakshow hardcore ever made.

These kids had too much bad hair and too much time on their hands. But luckily the Lehigh Valley in eastern pennsylvania has always been blessed with lots of outlets for destructive/creative kids; like dog clippers & community radio courtesy of Lehigh University and Muhlenburg College (back then, the college kids were way too square to be playing anything other than REM or some shit, forget about hardcore or anything very underground. The vast majority of the cool shows were run by 15 to 18 year old high school locals from the community summer staffs). They had way too many weird things on their minds too. Cossack dances! Socks on heads! Chunk lisps! Kev drives! Artfag no wave records! DEVOlution! Gay Slang! Local Retards That Every Small Town Has (like Mice and Men)! Girls! Boys! Or simply how boring life was unless you did something un-boring.
- Kill from the Heart

Russian Meatsquats - Let's Hang Out! (160 kbps)